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Can the liver regenerate whole life or just until specific age?

Can the liver regenerate whole life or just until specific age?

Any age: As long as one is healthy, the liver is able to gradually regenerate. Having said that, a body's resilience is certainly greater in a young healthy person, and a very elderly person may not be able to regenerate as well as they could when they were younger. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How can liver damage affect someone's life?

How can liver damage affect someone's life?

Depends on cause: Alcoholic liver disease affects the relationships, and can be really serious for everyone especially at later stages leading to cirrhosis and liver failure.Other causes due to conditions which nobody has control over brings friends and family together. ...Read more

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How can you expect life to bevafter liver damage?

Very difficult but: Very difficult but with modern treatment including liver transplants not hopeless in 2013, as long as one decide to stop drinking if that is the cause of liver damage. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect quality of life?

How does liver disease affect quality of life?

Information needed: Quality of life is different for everyone and liver disease has a broad spectrum. Much more information is necessary to be able to give a reasonable answer. What kind of liver disease and how bad? Is this due to a virus or due to an injury of some type or due to a poor lifestyle choice? To give you a good answer, more would need to be known. ...Read more

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Could a liver donor live his life sucessfully?

Could a liver donor live his life sucessfully?

Yes: You can expect a very normal life after a successful and complication free recovery.....liver has excellent regeneration capacity....regeneration can be touch slow among vegetarian ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect the quality of life?

How does liver disease affect the quality of life?

Varies.: Liver disease is complex, varied and fluctuates, meaning that no one person’s experience of liver disease is the same as another’s. Your experience of liver problems may vary from day to day. Treat every day in as positive a manner as you can. Talk to others in your situation. Above all, don't beat yourself up...Look forward, not back. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

Many factors: Depends on alot of factors, childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites, increasing lft's, dt, s. Urea levels, should be eval. By a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life style you recommend in fatty liver patients?

What is the life style you recommend in fatty liver patients?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy with liver cirrohsis for a normal person?

Depends: Are you still drinking? If not, then life expectancy can be years or decades. ...Read more

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What is the estimated life expectancy for someone with liver damage?

What is the estimated life expectancy for someone with liver damage?

Depends: The life expectancy may depend on the amount and severity of the liver damage, if any additional diseases are present, as well as the physical age and health of the person in question. ...Read more

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How severe is the liver metasis stage 4, can it be cured? What is the life expectancy of one diagnosed with it?

How severe is the liver metasis stage 4, can it be cured? What is the life expectancy of one diagnosed with it?

See below: The prognosis without treatment varies but 6 months is often quoted. With newer chemotherapy patients can live 2 years or longer. Surgery can cure some some patients with stage 4 cancer metastatic to liver. ...Read more

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Is liver cancer the final stage of life?

Is liver cancer the final stage of life?

Not necessarily: Liver cancer is a pretty bad diagnosis, depends whether it is primary or metastatic. There is treatment though including transplant if you are young and in good shape, and there are many other novel treatments as well. You need close follow up with your doctors at this point and to evaluate all the options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the average life expectancy for someone with liver failure?

What's the average life expectancy for someone with liver failure?

Depends: There are 2 main categories of liver failure-- compensated or uncompensated. Compensated means that the liver while profoundly injured, can still perform basic functions. How long a person can live with liver failure depends on the reversibility of the injury and the severity of the injury. This can range from days to several months. Liver transplantation can be curative, in some cases. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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My grand father (age72years)suffering to liver tumour.4stage. How much life.

Sorry: His doctor, who has access to much more information, can give you the best estimate. Remember that these things can be hard to predict because everyone's cancer is a bit different and it depends a lot on how he responds to treatment. The survival times docs give are often only averages or estimates and should be used to help prepare for the worst while still keeping hope that you will do better. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends on liver #'s: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determining surgical candidates or risk. Search online for childs-pugh calculator and prognosis (fluid in the belly is called ascites) (and compare with meld calculator and prognosis). You will need to talk to your doctor about individualizing data from these calculations to see if they even apply to your situation. ...Read more

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Can someone diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver have a produtive life? (early stage)

Can someone diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver have a produtive life? (early stage)

Cirrhosis: Survival: Yes. It is not all hopeless. The liver is an amazing organ...Even when it is damaged. Stopping the toxic things that led to cirrhosis is paramount. Eating for one with cirrhosis is next...Making sure that one you are eating healthy but also avoiding foods hard on the liver.

And, I am sure you now know this, but no more acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can someone get cirrhosis of the liver if they have never had any alcohol in their life?

Can someone get cirrhosis of the liver if they have never had any alcohol in their life?

Yes: Although alcohol is the most common cause of cirrhosis, other causes are possible, even in someone who never drinks alcohol. The 2nd most common cause is hepatitis. It's important for someone with liver disease to be tested for hepatitis. Nash is another cause of cirrhosis. Here is a helpful article outlining all of this: http://consumer. Healthday. Com/encyclopedia/article. Asp? Aid=644390. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old. My father suffering from liver cirhosis. Should I donate my liver, and about my future life please advice me.

Liver Donation: The liver is an amazing organ. If you donate part of your liver to your father you will not only have a normal future, but you very well may generate tissue to replace the liver you donate. If you are willing to do this for your father there is little risk to your health. ...Read more

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I've fatty liver. What shall I do to make my liver normal.? In my professional life I've lot of stress. I sleep 4-5 hrs daily.

I've fatty liver. What shall I do to make my liver normal.? In my professional life I've lot of stress. I sleep 4-5 hrs daily.

Fatty liver: Fatty liver can be due to alcohol, or Non-alcoholic liver disease. In either case, stopping alcohol consumption is important. Some cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver are related to underlying causes (such as hepatitis, medications or autoimmune disease). Treat any underlying condition. Weight loss and limiting certain foods like bread, rice, potatoes, and sugar may help. ...Read more

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Read somewhere liver is only organ in the abd area that can repair itself. Then an abdominal injury could dmge other organs 4 life. That's disastrous.

Read somewhere liver is only organ in the abd area that can repair itself. Then an abdominal injury could dmge other organs 4 life. That's disastrous.

Somewhat true: The statement that the liver is the only organ that can repair itself is somewhat misleading. All organs will heal and scar. The gut is replacing it's lining every day. It is rare that one gets an abdominal injury severe enough to take out an entire solitary organ (pancreas, stomach) and survive. Of course it is possible to lose a kidney since that is a paired not a solitary organ. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options. ...Read more

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What to expect during end of life kidney and liver failure?

Peaceful end!: Both kidney failure and liver failure cause a sleep state such that patients die peacefully, without being aware of any discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with suspected liver disease like hep a?

What is the life expectancy with suspected liver disease like hep a?

Excellent: Hepatitis a is seldom fatal, although there are some cases. Once you have recovered you are immune and should have a normal life-expectancy. Hep b and hep c, however, are another story. ...Read more

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What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that and depends on how advanced, what treatments are possible and how the person's body responds to them. It can be upwards of a year in some cases (without transplant or other treatment), or so critical that it can be weeks to months. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the life expectancy for someone with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you had jaundice as a baby, is your liver bad later in life?

Can you tell me if you had jaundice as a baby, is your liver bad later in life?

Very unlikely: With rare exception, e.g., biliary atresia. Neonatal jaundice generally does not affect the liver function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Variable: The life expectancy is very variable and depends on the cause and stage of cirrhosis, state of compensation, development of malignancy etc. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about life expectancy for a given patient. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 16 male and have overdosed 3 times on zoloft (sertraline). I'm getting scared that my life may be in danger due to liver damage. Pleas help?

I'm 16 male and have overdosed 3 times on zoloft (sertraline). I'm getting scared that my life may be in danger due to liver damage. Pleas help?

Major Depression: I understand your distress.
It seems that stresses have made you very depressed and hopeless.
You were born with the Blessing and Wonder of Life Force and Breath of Life due to which you are alive today.
Liver damage is not a common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline).
See GI Specialist for liver status.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
You are a precious Human Being! ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after a liver transplantation?

What is the life expectancy after a liver transplantation?

Depends: Average 5 year survival in this decade for liver transplant is 70% but varies according to age, indication for transplant and genetic matching. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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When you are getting a liver transplant are you put on life support? To keep you alive

When you are getting a liver transplant are you put on life support? To keep you alive

That: That depends on both your definition of life support and the technique your surgeon uses to connect the new liver to your body.

Some surgeons use a method that requires blood to temporarily be shunted outside the body, and this bypass might be considered "life support." however, other surgeons use a technique that does not require bypass.

Al patients undergoing liver transplant are under very deep anesthesia, and are unable to breath on their own. Keeping the blood oxygentated therefore requires a machine to pump air in and out of the lungs. Some people might consider this machine to be a form of "life support, " though if that's the case, then most people undergoing major operations are on life support. ...Read more

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What to expect when a person comes to the end of life with a stage 4 primary liver cancer?

What to expect when a person comes to the end of life with a stage 4 primary liver cancer?

Hospice care: It can be overwhelming for the family. Get hospice involved immediately. They have resources to help the whole family through this tough time. ...Read more

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Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more

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If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life?  will  this cause kidney/liver probs?

If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life?  will  this cause kidney/liver probs?

It can: All nsaids reduce kidney function. If you stay within the recommended daily dose and have normal kidney function and get tested at your dr's recommended intervals you should be O.K. ...Read more